Vinod Dua discusses the recent Supreme Court hearing in the Aadhaar case and Prime Minister Modi’s style of governance.
The collegium said that it would consider the Intelligence Bureau’s inputs on integrity only if they are corroborated with material evidence.
The National Security Act will allow the Uttar Pradesh police to keep Chandrashekhar, who was granted bail on November 2, under further detention.
Haasan had said that right-wing Hindutva groups cannot deny the existence of Hindu extremism.
The court said the final hearing in all Aadhaar-related issues would start before another bench in the last week of November.
The observation came during the hearing of an appeal by a CRRI scientist challenging the clean chit given by the complaints committee and disciplinary authority to her former senior colleague, whom she had accused of sexual harassment.
However, the court also said that the constitutional scheme was prima facie tilted in favour of the lieutenant governor in the union territory of Delhi.
“Section 67 is the new Section 66A. This action smacks of political censorship.”
“This a question of democracy, of expression, of the people’s opinion of pride,” the Rajasthan Patrika editorial said.
The court referred to a report saying that in 2014, 1,581 lawmakers in the country had criminal cases pending against them.
Lack of awareness among street vendors about their rights and harassment at the hand of government authorities is defeating the very purpose of the Act.
The children were taken into custody by the government railway police on the suspicion that they were being taken to Mumbai for religious conversion.
The Chief Justice said, “We will interact with the girl in open court to take an preliminary assessment of her mental state. If we suspect any indoctrination, this court has powers to direct her detailed examination by appropriate authorities.”
The bench, comprising Justices A. M. Khanwilkar and D. Y. Chandrachud, posted the matter for listing after three months.
The petitioners argued that people were being denied access to basic needs such as food and adequate nutrition, midday meals in schools, rehabilitation benefits due to bonded labourers.
A bench, comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A. M. Khanwilkar and D. Y. Chandrachud, said the larger bench would commence hearing on these petitions in the last week of November this year.
The apex court wishes to ascertain her mental health and whether she had given free consent to her marriage.
Arguing that the state’s petition violates the federal structure, the court said the chief minister could file the petition as an individual.
Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead at point blank range in New Delhi on January 30, 1948 by Godse, a right-wing advocate of Hindu nationalism.
State refugees can be given full citizenship barring land rights, like the Chakmas in Arunachal Pradesh, without undermining J&K’s unique constitutional status in any way.
In an order, the judge of the trial court hearing the case has accused the additional advocate general Naveen Kaushik of helping the counsel of the main accused by “suggesting questions to be put to the witnesses.”
A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court said that there is a need to revisit the process of appointments and transfers of judges and to set up mechanism for corrective measures.
The Supreme Court’s decision holds particular interest in poll-bound Tripura as the BJP is looking to corner the Manik Sarkar government on the issue.
The petition contended there was apparent false information about GST and ‘Digital India’ in the Tamil film which would encourage people to indulge in tax evasion.
The bench also said that “Courts need to be careful that judicial process is not used by political persons for their own purposes”.
The NREGA workers group has blamed the Central government, banks and post offices for the delays in payment of lakhs of workers.
The prohibition on the entry of women in Sabarimala perpetuates prejudice and is prima facie unsustainable being violative of Article 14 of the constitution.
Gogoi has been charged of “waging war against the state” by urging people at a public rally to pick up guns.
The Supreme Court seems to have tread a course which marks a definitive, if not an entirely radical, departure from India’s original constitutional project of social transformation through state intervention.
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The plea under the Right to Information Act also questioned the delay in the release of information about the ordinance.
Faced with dogged opposition, Rajasthan assembly Speaker said the government would consider the suggestions put forward by the members.
To counter the civil rights movement, Alabama had passed a law protecting the reputation of public officials, and the justification given for it was eerily similar to that given by the Rajasthan government.
Ultimately, the bench decided to leave it to the government to decide whether its order needs to be diluted or further cemented.
The bill amends CrPC, 1973, and restricts the media from naming a public servant until the Rajasthan government allows the case to be investigated.
Over 100 houses have been demolished under the Gunda Dhar-pakad Abhiyaan to ‘control crime’ in the city.
The BCCI’s ban, which virtually shuts Sreesanth from any sort of engagement with cricket, could be the end of the road for the 34-year-old capricious pace bowler.
There was speculation a few months ago that the Supreme Court collegium was considering his name as a judge of the apex court.
The court also emphasised the need for encouraging inter-caste and inter-religious marriages.
Ordinary and extraordinary Indians, from the villagers of Tamil Nadu to the Anand Margis to Deepika Padukone, are defending their right to free speech and expression.